Competition Time

Competition Time

People are always asking me what they should eat, by clicking on the free app it will give you the answer. Also when you click could be in with a chance of winning a copy of my new book Shiatsu & the Art of Conscious Cooking.  Simply click on the icon above right or go to  and follow the prompts to a recipe from the book that suits you today.  Email your answers to and I will draw the winners at the book launch.  Don’t worry if you can’t make the launch I will post out your copy out.

Good luck and good food

Drop in Cookery classes filled with food, fun and Chinese Medicine – all for €4

A new season of drop in classes are beginning at Greenside House, Cuffe Street in between Stephens Green and Camden Street (the same place for the “Shiatsu & the Art of Conscious Cooking” book launch 6th March – invitation posting shortly)
I will be covering each season, flavour and element in Chinese Medicine through All New Recipes. There’s no need to book as the classes are drop in Thursday mornings 10.30-12.30 only €4 including tasting.

27 Feb Bladder Kidney Will Power & Fear Salty
Recipes : Oatmilk pancakes / Blackbean and Celery Soup / Hummus with mixed seaweeds

06 March Liver/ Gall Bladder Creativity & Anger Sour
Recipes : Japanese Salad / Red Pepper Relish / Spagetti with Black Olives & Lemon

13 March Heart/ Small Intestine Joy & Expansion Bitter
Recipes : Rosewater Rice / Whitebean Salad

20 March Stomach/ Spleen Comfort & Mothering Sweet
Recipes : Mashed Carrot Salad / White Bean & Sweet Potato Stew

27 March Lung/ Large Intestine Boundaries & Grief Pungent
Recipes : Kashmiri Cauliflower & Chapati

03 April Favourites Yin & Yang Fantastic
Recipes : Lemon Carrageen Pots/ Apple, celery and carrot salad with Yogurt and Seaweed Dressing/ Wholemeal Spelt loaf with Dillisk

In Shiatsu and Traditional Chinese Medicine the body is classified into yin/yang organ pairs and meridian pathways which correspond to emotions, flavours, seasons and colours. There are no good or bad foods simply foods which do and don’t suit us at this time. It’s all about connecting with the body, seeing what it wants and loving ourselves more.

Competition Time

Entering… the Time of the Skip

Cooking and Eating for the & Liver and Gall Bladder
Saturday 15th March 2014

Hi hi – spring is springing – sap is rising and light is beginning to pour in – much as I love the dark nights with a cozy fire and the practice of being in the flow of the winter water element, I’m always very glad when we turn the corner of Imbolc and the daffodils poke out their heads showing the irrepressible energy of creation. As I cycle around my village theres alot of skips about – time for a clear out so if you’d like to do that body and mind as well as bathroom and shed, come on down to cook for the Liver & Gall bladder.

Spring is the time of new beginnings and growth. Nothing stops the new green shoots, they are powerful and flexible. This is the life force in our bodies governed by the Liver and Gall Bladder. It is powerful energy for effective action, enabling the unfolding of our life’s purpose. However in our overactive society the Liver/ Gall Bladder can become overheated or blocked causing frustration and anger, pain and stagnation. Detox happens in the spring to encourage and support the Liver to regenerate and cleanse. In this workshop we will learn easy to cook recipes specifically to improve natural flow and flexibility for these meridians.

On the menu is:

  • Spring Green Soup incl watercress, nettles and kale (wake up the body with this tangy soup full of chlorophyll essential for cell function)
  • Mediterranean Caponata (packed full of vegetables and olives to clear the blood)
  • Warm Crispy Kale, Blue Cheese and Barley Salad with an Umeboshi plum dressing (to improve healthy calcium levels in the body)
  • 5 Greens Pesto (easy to eat these raw greens)
  • Demonstration on how to Sprout
  • Mung Bean and Alfalfa sprout salad (full of liver enzymes to turn stagnant food into energy)
  • Plum Fool with Fennel and Ginger
  • Buttermilk Cake (a sweet treat with a sour tang)
  • Chrysanthemum Flower Tea (detox that liver)

The day runs from 11am until 4pm in Emmaus Retreat Centre, Swords, North Dublin and costs €65. This includes all food cooked and eaten on the day. Bring tupperware for extras ?
Call 870 0050 or email to book a place or if you would like more info email me here or call 086 607 0432